Camp buddies for life! Newlyweds Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams, fresh off their three-day wedding weekend, both took to social media following their nuptials to reflect on their newfound marriage.
The Pretty Little Liars actress, 31, and her handsome husband, 35, posted a dreamy sunset shot of themselves on Sunday, December 11. “I can truly say that I have never had a more beautiful or happier three days in my life, but what’s more incredible than that was that right in the middle of it I married my best friend,” Bellisario captioned the romantic pic. “@halfadams I love you. Always and in all ways. #fortday2016 (photo by the incredible @maxwanger thank you max).”
The couple entered their wedding weekend in a chic, refurbished, white school bus that featured the words, “Almost Married.” For three days, the bride and groom celebrated their commitment by the sea with close friends and family members, as well as past and present co-stars. Bellisario and Adams threw an incredible, camping-themed party, which the pair dubbed “Fort Day.”
Adams subsequently explained the significance of the hashtag on social media, writing: “8 years ago we built a pillow fort in my old apartment and started a conversation that has grown into a whole life. It was just a quiet shared idea that became a yearly tradition. This year we invited some more people. A lot more. And we made a wedding out of it. Three perfect days with friends and family. Kids screaming and laughing in the pool shouting ‘Fort Day’ at the top of their lungs. Our incredible tribe lifting us up the same way they have for so many years. It’s impossible to put into words how it all felt. Filled with so much gratitude that I’m lucky enough to have married my best friend. Love you @sleepinthegardn – can’t wait to see what happens next. #fortday2016 📷cred @daveschwepphotography.”
Bellisario shared the same aerial snapshot on Monday afternoon and discussed the significance of “Fort Day” with fans from her perspective. “8 years ago we were two friends who [had] shared very little time together. We were tired and overworked and just wanted to have some peace and quiet. So he invited me over to his apartment where he had built us a pillow fort,” she shared. “He stapled sheets and Christmas lights to the ceiling. We shut the door to the world outside. We didn’t answer our phones. And over pancakes and movies. Long late night conversations and sleep. we got to know each other a little better. That was the first ‘Fort Day’. Each year after that our fort got a little bigger until 3 years ago our fort was a brand new home. Our first that we bought together. And in the still and the quiet of that ‘fort day’ he asked me to marry him. Well this year it wasn’t about peace and quiet. Two days ago we decided to make the biggest fort we could dream of and we asked all our friends and family to come in it. Tents and talent shows. Food trucks and fires. Kids screamed ‘I Iove fort day!’ before jumping into the pool. I can’t believe something small between friends could be accepted and embraced by so many people that mean so much to us. And what that said To me was that any of the tough times we’ve had making 8 years of long distance work was worth it. The pining. The missing. The quiet nights alone believing that it would be worth it. We were right to believe in us. And not only did we believe @halfadams but everyone around us did too. #fortday2016 (thank you to the amazing @dreamsequences for this awesome photo).”
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The couple, who dated for three years before getting engaged in February 2014, teased the unconventional wedding idea in an interview with E! News in October. “It might be a very off the grid wedding,” Adams said at the time. “It may involve more sweaters than dress, but it will be beautiful no matter what she wears.”
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